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1810 Calderoni Made In Italy Stainless Steel Fork Lead Safe Mama 3

18-10 Stainless Steel Fork, c. 2003 – Borromeo Pattern by Calderoni, Italy: Lead Free

Please scroll down for the XRF test results for an 18/10 stainless steel fork in the Borromeo pattern by Calderoni (Made in Italy) c. 2001 through 2003. This was the silverware my husband and I got for our wedding flatware when we merged our households. Purchased c. 2003. Related: #AskTamara: What do you use to […]

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Is My Scary Witch Halloween Mask Full Of Toxic Chemicals Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 3

#AskTamara: Is My Scary Witch Halloween Mask Full Of Toxic Chemicals?

#AskTamara Question: Is My Scary Witch Halloween Mask Full Of Toxic Chemicals? Answer: Probably. Yes. Of course I can’t speculate about all chemicals nor can I report on all masks (I would have to test many examples – from all of the different brands (and different production years) – to come up with a more educated science-based […]

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Does my Halloween Zombie Mask Have Unsafe Levels of Lead Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#AskTamara: Does My Scary Zombie Halloween Mask Have Unsafe Levels of Lead?

#AskTamara Question: Does My Scary Zombie Halloween Mask Have Unsafe Levels of Lead? Answer: I can’t speculate about all masks (I would have to test many examples – from all of the different brands – to come up with a more educated science-based opinion), but I will report on my concerns for toxicity based on the […]

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2003 Purple Chantal Mug / Teacup, Made In China: 679 ppm Lead

When tested with an XRF instrument this 2003 Chantal mug (that was mine, personally & I bought new at a local kitchen store here in Portland) had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 679 ppm Arsenic (As): Non-Detect Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect For context: The amount of lead considered toxic in an item intended for children (in […]

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2003 Blue Glass Ball Christmas Ornament: 748 ppm Lead + Arsenic Too

#LeadedChristmas – Glass blue ball Christmas ornament. Dated: December 20, 2003. (This was a wedding favor at a Christmas wedding that my friend went to.) When tested with an XRF instrument this ornament had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 748 +/- 54 ppm Arsenic (As): 158 +/- 40 ppm  Cadmium (Cd): Negative / Non-Detect Mercury […]

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